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? >> there's a temptation in talking about these things to look to the president and the government as the leaders in all of these matters and that's maybe a mistake in matters of religion. you know, we live in a country where the president is not the head of the national church. it's people like the bishop who are religious leaders. i think it might be for many of the issues we're dealing with in the country more forceful and outspoken religious leadership from religious leaders would be helpful. i think about immigration as a good example and gun control as another. on the other hand, there are some matters, just to finish the thought, where the conflicts that we've had are between the government and private actors, the fight we're having over health control, healthcare. >> when you talk to students at catholic university, and wherever, do they seem to you kind of disillusioned? >> maybe with the possibilities of political solutions for our problems, but young people are much more hopeful than the rest of us so i think there's always a much more optimistic spirit on college campus
such a reminder of the intertwining of religion and government, the language, so many references to god, especially in the music. >> reporter: the civil religion, america's civil religion, is always at the forefront, what people call this idea, also people call american exceptionalism, that god has some kind of special, chosen place for america. president obama, i thought, in his inaugural address also really harkened to that when he talked about this creed that we have, a national creed based on the declaration of independenc -- life, liberty and the pursuit of hpiness. it was interesting this time around, a lot of religious conservatives talk about god has chosen us as a people, but to have a liberal put god with that liberal agenda was something interesting. >> many thanks, kim. >>> advocates on both sides of the abortion debate held events in washington this week to mark the 40th anniversary of the supreme court's roe v wade decision legalizing abortion nationwide. on friday, tens of thousands of abortion opponents attended the annual march for life. earlier in the week, supporters
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